It’s hard to believe this, but Spring is quickly heading our way. Ignore the cold temperatures of winter, and let’s focus on the most important steps for prepping your recreational vehicles for camping season.

Recreational Vehicle Camper

It’s almost camping season, time to start prepping your recreational vehicles

Trust us, you’re going to blink and it’ll be May and time for your first camping trip. No one wants to prep an RV last minute. It always ends up costing more when we procrastinate, right? So what are the most important spring travel checks to prepare your RV for camping? We’re sharing them here.

Batteries

If you’re pulling batteries out of storage and haven’t touched the batteries all winter, they’ll need to be charged. Water levels will need to be looked at. Unfortunately, if the battery isn’t good anymore it’ll have to be replaced. Best to get this done as soon as possible.

Tires

Check tire pressure not only on the tires currently on the RV, but also the spare. Give all of the tires a once over to make sure they don’t need to be replaced. Cracks in the sidewalls need to be handled BEFORE heading out for your camping adventure.

Safety Components

Safety is always important in everything we do in life, right? Nothing proves this fact more than when on vacation if you’re caught without the proper safety tools. • Fire Extinguisher: make sure you have one, and it’s in working condition. Definitely make sure everyone knows where it is and how to use it. Get a back-up one, just in case. • First-Aid Kit: restock it with all the essentials. Look at expiration dates; and, replace anything out-of-date. Also, be sure to show your fellow travelers where it’s located in the RV. • Safety Alarms: make sure the carbon monoxide detector, smoke alarm, and LP detector are in working order. If you have systems not tied into the RV’s electrical system, install new batteries into them.

Windows, Doors and Vents

Open doors and windows, along with vents to make sure they’re working properly. Plus, it’ll help air out the RV after sitting for an entire winter season!

Operating Systems

  • Fresh Water System: flush it out, and make sure it’s working. Double-check the water pump, too. Check all the faucets, shower, and toilet.
  • Water Heater: test it out and make sure it’s operating correctly.
  • Air Conditioner: clean the filter.
  • Propane Tank: fill it.
  • Appliances: test and clean them.

Inside your RV

Check for any unwanted creatures that may have set up shop in small spaces. Vacuum. Restock with clean towels and linens.

Paperwork

  • Make sure your permits are renewed for your local parks.
  • If you’re traveling off of Long Island, double check your EZPass is working properly.
  • Take a look at your registration and inspection stickers, so you don’t get caught with expired ones whilst on the road.

And finally, contact your insurance agent to review your Recreational Vehicle Insurance Policy for the new camping season! Tango’s staff is ready to assist you with all your insurance needs. Give us a call today at 631.543.0500.

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